This is the December 5, 2012 news archive. View today's AL East rumors and news.
AL East News and Rumors
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter cheerily posed with four student leaders from his Turn 2 Foundation who were wearing Yankees jerseys and elf hats and asked a question to the group of photographers snapping away.Share TweetRobinson Cano and the Yankees will not discuss a potential contract extension until after the 2013 season, agent Scott Boras said on Wednesday.Share Tweet
Payroll-cutting Yankees face temptationThe Yankees are used to overindulging in the finest of free-agent players, but they have paid the price for their extravagances and claim they aren't going to do it anymore.Share Tweet
Red Sox meet with Hamilton, plan to keep EllsburyMLB.com confirmed that general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell did meet with Josh Hamilton in person at some point during the Meetings. In other news, Cherington disputed the notion that he's motivated to trade Jacoby Ellsbury.Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- David Wright wore a shirt with blue. His tie was bright orange.Share Tweet
Counsell: Not 'right time' to leave MilwaukeeBrewers special assistant Craig Counsell cited family considerations for last week's decision to withdraw his name from consideration for the hitting coach position in Boston. The Red Sox subsequently hired Greg Colbrunn.Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger has reached agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a $12 million, three-year contract.Share TweetA person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Nate McLouth has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles with a one-year contract worth $2 million.Share TweetFormer Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.Share TweetThe Yankees have expressed interest in free-agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz, potentially as part of a platoon for a corner-outfield spot.Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Yunel Escobar's stay with the Miami Marlins lasted all of two weeks.Share Tweet
Rays Keeping Up With the AL East Jonesesgrantland.com Dec 5, 2012Camp out long enough at a hotel that combines Vegas's artificial light and distorted perception of time with landscapes from Heart of Darkness and you...Share Tweet
Red Sox Latest NewsDec 5Gordon Edes and Joe McDonald take a look at the Red Sox offseason.
Winter Meetings: Free Agent UpdateDec 5ESPN's Keith Law on where big name free agents such as Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton and Nick Swisher may land.
Kurkjian One On One With GonzalezDec 5ESPN's Tim Kurkjian sits down with Fredi Gonzalez and discuss losing Chipper Jones and the addition of B.J. Upton.
Baseball Tonight On The Yankees And The Mets OffseasonDec 5Andrew Marchand and Adam Rubin take a look at the Yankees and Mets offseason.